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An exploration of the darkest and most challenging decade in modern American history.  Class will cover the causes of the Great Depression and other topics including Hoover's failed attempts to combat the Depression, Franklin Roosevelt's great experiment, & the New Deal with its various successes and failures. Class will also examine the end of Prohibition, the choking dust storms of the Great Dust Bowl, the massive construction projects of the WPA, and the impact of radio with the Fireside Chats and Orson Welles' "Invaders From Mars".

This is a morning class and when paired with an afternoon class qualifies for the second class discount ($45 savings). Enter Promo Code TKE2 during check out.
 



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Ron Small returns with his latest offering which will explore a different genre of music each week. Included will be the genres of The American Songbook, Classics That Reflect Nationality, Jazz, Ballet, Opera, Folk Music, Music of Stage and Film, and Choral Music. These will be presented using videos that include interviews, discussions, history, and musical samples of the genres.

This is a morning class and when paired with an afternoon class qualifies for the second class discount ($45 savings). Enter Promo Code TKE2 during check out.



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Using the book: "The Federalist Papers", class will examine Separation of Powers from Aristotle to Trump with special attention to the Executive's alleged power to withhold evidence. Other topical issues will be selected as they emerge. Legal background not required. The book price of $5.00 is included in the class fee; books can be picked up at the GSU Bookstore.

This is a morning class and when paired with an afternoon class qualifies for the second class discount ($45 savings). Enter Promo Code TKE2 during check out.



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With original inspiration and assistance from Al Sturges, this interactive class will be based on Chris Hayes' book "A Colony in a Nation," and other readings, seeking to understand racial inequality in America's criminal justice system. Topics include the U.S. as a world leader in incarceration rates, the effects of fear in our society, comparisons with other countries, and a look at trends over time.
Class discussion is encouraged; class size is limited.
 
The book price of $7.00 has been factored into the class fee; books can be picked up at the GSU Bookstore.
This is an afternoon class and when paired with a morning class qualifies for the second class discount ($45 savings). Enter Promo Code TKE2 during check out.


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The Knowledge Exchange welcomes new class leader Judith M. Wilks, Ph.D. with an introductory class on heroic stories presented in translation from the three main Islamicate languages - Persian, Turkish, and Arabic - drawn from both high literature and folk literature. Differing views of heroism and its role in society will be seen and while these stories are drawn from medieval literature, it is hoped that cultural insights will be gained that are applicable to present-day situations in the region.

The main text for the course will be “Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings” by Abolqasem Ferdowsi. Other reading selections will be provided by the instructor - this course will involve a considerable amount of reading. The material in this course was originally part of a larger course; the other 3 sections will be offered in the winter, spring and fall 2020 sessions. 

The book price of $20.00 is included in the fee for this first class; enrollment in the related 2020 classes is optional.

This is an afternoon class and when paired with a morning class qualifies for the second class discount ($45 savings).  Enter Promo Code TKE2 during check out.   



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Join Suzanne in her 14th year of Cinema Studies with a fun look at some of Suzanne’s top picks culled from Hollywood’s penchant for remakes.  Each week, class participants will screen original films along with a quick study of the source material and some discussion.  The following week, class will view the ‘remarkable’ remake comparing the two filmed interpretations in an informal and lively class discussion.

Films include The Heiress, The Browning Version & The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone.

This is an afternoon class and when paired with a morning class qualifies for the second class discount ($45 savings).  Enter Promo Code TKE2 during check out.



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